World Water Day
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to the best possible health. This includes access to clean water. World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of fresh water.
This year's theme for world water day is "making the invisible visible." Ground water is found in cracks and spaces between sand, soil and rocks, these bodies holding water are called aquifers. Groundwater is an important water source for us here in Aotearoa, and people around the world; however, because it is hard to see, it can be difficult to understand and therefore protect. Our experiments and resources help children understand this important water source, it’s connection to their lives, and why it is critical to understand as we face climate change and other global issues.
Our Resources – School or Home Learning
This resource pack contains engaging, low prep, hands-on activities for a class or school. Many of these ideas can be used as a whole-school rotation on World Water Day, by a class across a month, or for home learning. Children of all ages will love our groundwater and liquefaction experiments, and feel empowered preparing for an emergency by learning to build a Tippy Tap. Our resource includes water connections to global issues such as climate change and children’s rights and water access.
Don’t forget to send us your photos of World Water Day fun to email@example.com